Out in California, which has been pummeled by the meltdown in the housing market, skateboarders from far and wide are draining pools in foreclosed houses so they can rip a few half-pipes. The skaters are literally traveling in packs, with pool draining tools to empty the pools so they can have their skating parties:
In these boom times for skaters, Mr. Peacock travels with a gas-powered pump, five-gallon buckets, shovels and a push broom, risking trespassing charges in the pursuit of emptying forlorn pools and turning them into de facto skate parks…Skaters are coming to places like Fresno from as far as Germany and Australia. Mr. Peacock said his floor and couch were covered by sleeping bags of visiting skateboarders each weekend.
What’s most impressive is that the skaters are using sites like realtor.com and realquest.com to find foreclosed houses with pools.
So I have just been so insanely busy with my new job that I have really found little time to take care of some pretty vital items in my life…like finding a place for my family to live down here in VA. We were close with one place that we liked, but it blew up at the last minute which was somewhat dissapointing. I then scrambled to find a temporary 1BR apartment at the Village @ Potomac Falls apartment complex. Its good for the time being and it buys more time for us to find a more permanant place to live.
I have been so consumed with work that I have been completely out of touch with what is going on out there in the rest of the world. Its nuts, as I am usually very diligent about keeping up with current events. I think I miss the NY Times on a daily basis that I had the relative luxury of reading daily for the past year and a half. One of these days I will come up for air and take a little time to enjoy the silence,